By Edmund Quaynor, GNA
Koforidua (E/R), Feb 28, GNA - The New Juaben Traditional Council has called for the government to act quickly to stop the construction of a new filling station at Koforidua Anglotown over safety concerns.
Baffour Tutu Nyantakyi-Boateng, the Krontihene, said inaction by the appropriate state institutions could result in a disaster.
The filling station is being built too close to residential buildings, something he indicated “exposes the people to enormous danger”.
Baffour Nyantakyi-Boateng was speaking during a meeting with the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour, in Koforidua.
The Minister had met the chiefs to officially introduce himself to them and discuss ways to bring progress to the region.
The Krontihene, who was acting as the President of the Council, in the absence of the Omanhene, Daasebre Oti Boateng, also used the opportunity to highlight the need to improve the drainage system in the New Juaben Municipality to check flooding anytime it rained.
The area, he told the Minister, had great tourism potential, which could be exploited to create wealth and jobs for the people.
Mr. Darfour pledged to do everything to raise the concerns of the chiefs with the relevant ministries to get them to act.
He assured the Council that he would have an open door policy and was going to work with everybody to speed up the development of the region.